Proverb for the Day 8:12-14 — Lady Wisdom and Her Peeps!

“I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion. To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech; Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have understanding and power.”

Lady Wisdom doesn’t operate in a vacuum, but is the leading character on a team of wonderful qualities who helps and empowers people through life. In verse 12, wisdom is associated with prudence, knowledge and discretion.

Wisdom also reminds us that “to fear the LORD is to hate evil” (:13). The connection between wisdom and the fear of the LORD is frequent in Proverbs (see 9:10. 15:33). Here’s the suggestion that hanging out with wisdom helps us fear the LORD, hate evil, pride, arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech. Wisdom will empower us over these attitudes and actions – and really help us become different people. Also, hanging with wisdom are counsel, sound judgment, understanding and power (:14). That’s pretty good company!

These three verses suggest wisdom has it all and can do whatever we need. What a great place to be!